Mining investment and commodity prices in the new geopolitical environment
In light of recent political developments in the US and Europe, the question on everyone’s mind is how these changes will impact the development of Africa’s minerals market.
State intervention in Mining Taxation and Legislation
Mining requires stringent regulation to ensure that minerals are mined responsibly and traded ethically, with a focus on creating a sustainable economy from natural wealth in each country. However, the effects of the recent fluctuation of commodity prices has caused governments to review current policies and taxation laws with a view not only to attracting mining companies and investors alike, but also in some cases to increase tax and royalty revenue.
Funding Mining Projects in Africa
Mining activities have slowed down recently across the continent, but companies and governments continue to look to the future growth of the industry. One of the key aspects of growth is investment. During this investment-focused session, funders and other players will consider where the future money will come from for the minerals industry in Africa.
African Mining Project Presentations
Key government and private sector stakeholders will provide presentations on mining developments and future opportunities
Green and Sustainable Mining
Mining companies are starting to implement greener technologies to ensure operations are more energy efficient and have a less damaging impact on the environment.
Skills Utilisation and Retention of Skills – Experience vs Transformation
Local content and skills development are a key focal point for governments currently. However, the mining industry needs skills and experience to function at their optimum. During this session, speakers will consider how experienced staff can be retained and form an important part of the transformation and play a role in skills transference, while working towards local content quotas.